SPECIAL 30th ANNIVERSARY TRIPLE DISC EDITION OF THE DEFINITIVE DOOM METAL OPUS FROM THE SWEDISH LEGENDS, INCLUDING UNRELEASED ALTERNATE ALBUM MIXES & REHEARSAL TRACKS
Marking 30 years since its original release comes the definitive edition of one of the all-time classic metal albums. Candlemass, formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, is well known for its influential Epic Doom Metal sound, which itself evolved out of the masterful Black Sabbath.
'Nightfall' was the second Candlemass studio album, & saw its release in 1987. Alongside first album 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus', 'Nightfall' was instrumental in shaping the Doom Metal scene that exists to this day. On 'Nightfall', making his debut with the band was vocalist Jan Alfredo Marcolin, better known as Messiah Marcolin, who became a well-established and highly respected vocalist throughout the Metal world, with his powerful soaring and theatrical tones. Messiah Marcolin became an iconic figure within the band until his departure in the early 1990s.
This deluxe anniversary edition includes previously unreleased alternate rough mixes of the album tracks from the studio sessions, plus a rare rehearsal recording from 1987 featuring renditions of tracks before the album was put to tape. The 16-page booklet contains text recounting the events of the period from the recent 'Behind the Wall of Doom' book release, plus new liner notes from Leif Edling himself, with his thoughts on 'Nightfall' reaching such a prestigious milestone, and its own place in metal history.
'Nightfall' is a continuation of the band's debut; with highly effective epic and melodic heavy doom compositions.
'Nightfall' truly helped define the genre and paved the way for Doom Metal's future, with bands such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride often hailing Candlemass as being among their primary inspirations.
Cat No: CDVILEB697
Packaging: 3CD Digipak
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